Chris John


Chris is a math teacher at the Sahyadri School. Before joining the Sahyadri school he was a lecturer at Azim Premji University, Bangalore and also worked with Uravu, Wayanad developing Math toys and coordinating bamboo training program.

He believes that mathematics is a beautiful  language and understanding that language opens an individual to a different realm of the abstract. To him a teacher is simply a facilitator to the complex learning processes that happen in a classroom through which both students and teachers learn. He believes in bringing various mathematical phenomena to class which allows the students to explore the patterns of the mathematical world on their own.He feels that Sahyadri is a place where he can develop an authentic relationship with the students. He can understand more about himself through this role of a teacher. Reflection on both the content and the students allow him to explore different areas of mathematics and himself.  He enjoys the calmness of the view from the study centre and the time he spends there as much as he enjoys the view of the valley and Bhima river from Python hill.

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad of petty, simple ways every day. That is real freedom.”

David F Wallace